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Mobile Net Reel

When picking up bait at the State Fish Pier for our lobstermen this guy pulls up with a mobile gas powered net reel.  Back in the day when we had draggers taking out at our dock the process of moving different types of nets on and off boats was a long arduous task. You needed a ton of space to stretch the net out and lift section by section of the net onto trucks.  It took a while.  Now with this type of set up you can do the work in one tenth of the space.

This rig is pretty slick.  It is built on a trailer and there is a hydraulic tank powered by a honda generator which turns the drum.  Once the net is loaded on the trailer it can be transported wherever it needs to go.  Just another innovation allowing the fishery to do more with less space.

Video coming at 1PM

Mobile Net Reel, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

The Stern Of The Boat Lines Up With The Mobile Net Reel

The Stern Of The Boat Lines Up With The Mobile Net Reel

The net under the green tarp will transfer to the mobile net reel

The net under the green tarp will transfer to the mobile net reel

Ready for transfer

Ready for transfer

The generator is fired up

The generator is fired up

Stoga Shows Automatic Gillnet Setting Machine

Here, Stoga showcases a new fishing industry innovation for gillnetters aboard Mike Leary’s Lori B.  This hydraulic net setter eliminates the jobs of two men for setting the net back out on gillnetters.  The machine automatically spreads the net and sets it with the hydraulic motor (highlighted with the yellow arrow).  It glides back and forth to set nets from either side of the boat, port or starboard by gliding along the rails (highlighted by the black arrows).

Video tomorrow at 1PM